MacLeod died early Saturday morning along with his loved ones and guardians, his nephew Mark See told TMZ. The actor had been in and out of the hospital for months with various illnesses, but no official cause of death has been reported.
Perhaps best known for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, MacLeod played the role of the editor of the fictional television station where Mary Richards worked. He appeared in 168 episodes over seven seasons.
At The boat of love, MacLeod spent a decade playing Captain Merrill Stubing in a total of 250 episodes, including his accompanying TV dramas and an episode of the 1998 Revival series, Love Boat: The next wave. These two highlights of his career earned him a total of five Golden Globe nominations.
With over seven decades in the business, MacLeod’s other credits included shows like Hawaii Five-O, Hogan’s Heroes, Perry Mason, McHale’s Navy, The Andy Griffith Show, My Favorite Martian, The Man From UNCLE, Charlie’s Angels, Murder She Wrote, Oz, JAG, That ’70s Show, Touched by an Angel, The Intouchables, il faut un voleur and more.